The SoftStop® is an all-steel tangent end terminal for use with W-beam guardrail systems. Using a proprietary head that flattens and extrudes W-beam guardrail upon end-on impacts within the MASH testing criteria, the SoftStop® dissipates energy while guiding flattened rail through the mouth at the bottom of the unit. The system is MASH Test Level 3 compliant as a re-directive, gating end terminal.
The SoftStop end terminal is available in two sizes. The compact 7.89m MASH Test Level 2 terminal is an economical solution for application where the posted speed is = 70km/h. The standard 15.48m MASH Test Level 3 terminal is acceptable for all posted speeds > 70km/h.
Guardrail End Terminals SoftStop General Arrangement